Today's featured Invention Award winner is the ECO-Auger, which accesses tidal energy without harming marine life.
W. Scott Anderson spent the past five decades creating complicated machines for manufacturing, including a lipstick labeler and a plastic-straw maker. So when two years ago the 77-year-old industrial engineer invented a fish-friendly underwater turbine that looks like a giant screw, it seemed a cruel twist of fate that every manufacturer he approached said it was too complex to produce economically. But that didn’t stop him.
Inventor: W. Scott Anderson
Time: 5 years
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